I had the good fortune to attend the Seder of Hope yesterday, an annual event held by the Jewish Federation of Rhode Island to retell the Exodus story with a connection to a freedom from stigma, shame, and discrimination. It’s been a long, long time since I have had the opportunity to celebrate Passover in a room full of Jews, and it was amazing to have both my Jewish and queer identities celebrated in a room of 200 people. I forget how important it is to be surrounded by people who know the same tunes you do, whose thinking has been shaped by a shared perspective, who have a common history that goes back through the ages. And I loved it.


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